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A cavalcade you say?

Why Mr. Twain, how nice of you to stop in and speak to me with your fine English. A cavalcade you say? Would that be a cavalcade of arms?
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Noah Webster 1828 Definition
'ARMS, n. plu. [L. arma.]
1. Weapons of offense, or armor for defense and protection of the body.
2. War; hostility.
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Of course, I am still trying to figure out if the Hessians are coming...or would that now be the UN Peacekeepers, since we don’t like to fire on our own.
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Oh, and that century of lies...did that start in 1787? It seems our dear Mr. Patrick Henry may have thought so:

"I rose yesterday to ask a question which arose in my own mind. When I asked that question, I thought the meaning of my interrogation was obvious. The fate of this question and of America may depend on this. Have they said, We, the states? Have they made a proposal of a compact between states? If they had, this would be a confederation. It is otherwise most clearly a consolidated government.

The question turns, sir, on that poor little thing the expression, We, the people, instead of the states, of America. I need not take much pains to show that the principles of this system are extremely pernicious, impolitic, and dangerous. Is this a monarchy, like England a compact between prince and people, with checks on the former to secure the liberty of the latter? Is this a confederacy, like Holland an association of a number of independent states, each of which retains its individual sovereignty? It is not a democracy, wherein the people retain all their rights securely.

Had these principles been adhered to, we should not have been brought to this alarming transition, from a confederacy to a consolidated government. We have no detail of these great considerations, which, in my opinion, ought to have abounded before we should recur to a government of this kind. Here is a resolution as radical as that which separated us from Great Britain. It is radical in this transition; our rights and privileges are endangered, and the sovereignty of the states will be relinquished: and cannot we plainly see that this is actually the case?
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Mr. Twain, Sir, when did the lies begin? I am now reminded of a piece of fruit and a garden and a serpent...and then someone who asked, "Am I my brother's keeper?" And that, after murdering that brother of whom he was speaking. Fast forward…I didn’t know anything about Ambassador Steven’s cables and certainly nothing about cavalcades to Turkey, and of course unsatisfactory leadership is not a breach of duty. Selective truth? or another lie?

That thinker, Josf, asked me one day to consider the consequences of all the lies…each and every lie stacked one upon one another. I think I have the answer now: “A century of lies, leads to another.”—Mark Twain, The Daily Paul, 2013.

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